Urban wetlands have been increasingly disturbed and degraded. To slowdown, reverse and repair, wetlands require close attention, including construction of new wetlands, biofiltration devices and floating rafts. These demand heavy maintenance, careful assessment and targeted monitoring. Maintaining constructed wetlands involve water plants and other macrophytes. Knowing beneficial water plants, harmful weeds and their habitats can go a long way in effectively looking after wetlands. A good management also means cost-saving.
This two-day workshop will focus on easy steps and practical operations of commonly used tools and emerging technologies in knowing water plants, managing habitats for them and monitoring wetlands. The workshop will also highlight lessons learnt from successful management and monitoring by using practical tools. Top experts in the industry and academia will deliver the talks and tutorials.
This will be the 51st workshop that the Authority has organised.
Participants will learn:
• Rapid identification of water plants and weeds
• Design, construction and management of constructed wetlands
• Concepts of assessing and monitoring wetlands
• Emerging technologies and best practices in assessment and monitoring
• An appreciation for the resources involved
Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of wetland ecology and management.